"A critic once said that one important measure of a superior work of literature is its ability to produce in the reader a healthy confusion of pleasure and disquietude. Write a 2-3 page essay in which you explain the sources of "pleasure and disquietude" in your reading of The Things They Carried . Provide atleast 2 examples of each and support your essay with specific and relevant details. "
What the fuck? What in this book is supposed to give you pleasure? The fact that a dude got shot in the head, or another one got blown to bits all over a tree?